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    Could it be?

    Could this be Chadman's last attempt at a Steeler Mock draft this off-season? Quite possibly. So, for those of you who simply don't like Chadman's picks- stick it up your nose & deal with it..

    Here we go...Chadman's Most Probable Last Mock draft for 2010..
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    Re: Could it be?

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    MIKE IUPATI OG IDAHO
    6'5" 331lbs
    5.24 40-Yard
    27 Bench Reps
    27 1/2" Vertical
    7'08" Broad
    7.85 3-Cone
    34 3/4" Arm Length
    10 5/8" Hands

    Conference- WAC




    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1I9VDf1bFI

    "But 'why' Chadman?"

    Simply put- the Steelers do not dominate on the line of scrimmage anymore. In a division that hosts some big boppers on the DL for all the other teams, this is not good. Adding to this- the Steelers want to be more effective running the ball. Outside of adding a 1st round RB, beefing up the OL is the best solution to improving the run game.

    He has very good measurables, which is in his favour, but his conference might go against him on Draft Day if the Steelers hold to their normal formula of 'Big school/ Big Production'. Maurkice Pouncey could very well be the other option here at #18.

    Pass blocking: Good initial quickness off the snap. Provides a significant jolt to the defender with his punch. Too high in his pass protection but has the strong hands to latch on to the defender and ride him throughout the play. Good balance and lateral agility to slide with the defender and remain square. Can get himself in trouble with leverage by playing too high. Long arms and great lower strength to lock out. Rarely takes a step back even against a powerful bull rush, but this could be an area of concern against NFL defensive linemen, especially when Iupati fails to move his feet. Has developed into a savvy blocker. Looks to help out his teammates when not covered. Wants to hit someone.

    Run Blocking: Can dominate as a run blocker due to his mass and rare upper-body strength. Provides an explosive initial pop that often knocks the defender back. Has to do a better job of latching on, as he'll knock his opponent back only to see him regroup and get back into the play. Very good drive blocker when he plays with leverage and keeps his hands inside. Can physically remove the defender from the hole. Looks to eliminate more than one defender on the play and will release to the second level. Good effort downfield.

    Pulling/trapping: Surprisingly agile in getting out and blocking at the second level. Good body control and straight-line speed for a player of his size. Can re-adjust in space to hit the linebacker. Fails to lock onto the defender, at times, preferring to violently shove his target to the ground and look for others.

    Initial Quickness: Good initial quickness off the snap in pass protection. Even on the rare occasions when beaten off the snap, his long arms and wide-body make it difficult for defenders (including blitzing linebackers) to sneak through his gap. When beaten by quicker defensive tackles in the running game, has the agility and long arms to catch them as they slide by, typically knocking them down and pancaking them.

    Downfield: Intimidating presence on the move. Good athleticism and balance for a man his size and can redirect to make the effective block when he gets close. Will misjudge angles at times, and miss his intended target. When he does so, rather than turn to stand helplessly around the pile, he moves on to the next target. Good effort to block downfield.

    Intangibles: Made significant progress over the past two seasons and appears to be just scratching the surface of his potential. Size and athleticism combination enough that some will view him as a better offensive tackle or even defensive tackle prospect. Born in American Samoa and moved to the United States at 14. Began learning English (and football) at that time. Has only played football since high school. Signed with Idaho after bigger programs had concerns about his ability to qualify academically. Voted team captain by his peers for 2009.
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    Re: Could it be?

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    BRANDON GHEE CB WAKE FOREST
    6'0" 196lbs
    4.37 40-Yard
    15 Bench Reps
    37" Vertical
    10'07" Broad
    6.75 3-Cone
    32 1/2" Arm Length
    10 1/2" Hands

    Conference- ACC



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caoFYBPKZVA

    Brandon Ghee is an exceptional athlete. In many ways, he's comparable to current Steeler CB Ike Taylor. All of his measurables stack up well when compared to the other CB's available in this draft. His lack of pure playmaking numbers stands against him, but his style of play makes him an ideal Steeler CB. He'll be asked to keep the play in front of him, support the run defense & not give up the big play. Pretty much everything he does well.

    Read & React: Marginal read-and-react skills. Aggressive making plays on the ball, but too often doesn't make the play when it appears he should. Better hitter than pass defender to this point.

    Man Coverage: Looks the part and has good straight-line speed. Good agility and balance in coverage. Can flip his hips and run with receivers, though his long legs are not conducive to his breaking quickly and truly mirroring receivers. Has the speed to recover, but can be beaten by sharp routes. Not yet the sum of his parts. Faster than he is quick and will give up too much cushion, too often allowing the reception rather than going for the pass breakup.

    Zone Coverage: Has the IQ, speed and reliable tackling ability to be a fine zone coverage defender. Too late reacting to the play. Prefers to go for the big hit rather than making an attempt on the ball for the interception. Physical defender who is aggressive in his hand punch at the line of scrimmage and isn't afraid to battle with receivers throughout the route.

    Closing/Recovery: Good lateral agility and has an explosive burst to close when needed. Competes as the ball arrives and has the long arms and quick hands to knock passes away before a receiver can secure it. Times his leaps well to compete against bigger receivers. True defensive back hands but has only one interception in 34 starts (25 passes broken up).

    Run Support: Aggressive in run support. Quickly gets through receiver blocks and is willing to stick his head into the action with the big boys on his way to the runner. Good open-field hitter who flashes heavy-hitting ability.

    Tackling: Big hitter who times his hits well. Lowers his shoulder into the ballcarrier and can jar the ball loose. Can improve wrapping up as a tackler, as NFL receivers will be better able to absorb hits and keep their feet.

    Intangibles: Struggled amid high expectations as a senior. Missed the 2007 season serving an academic suspension. Missed the 2009 spring practice after suffering a sprained knee on the first day. Missed two games in '09 due to a sprained ankle.

    NFL Comparison: Vontae Davis, Dolphins
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    Re: Could it be?

    How about Kyle Wilson CB Boise State for the #18 pick... Solid Cornerback and will be a play maker on defense to compliment Troy.
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    Re: Could it be?

    ROUND 3.

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    TORRELL TROUP NT CENTRAL FLORIDA

    6'3" 314lbs
    5.12 40-Yard
    34 Bench Reps
    29" Vertical
    8'02" Broad
    7.61 3-Cone
    34" Arm Length
    9 7/8" Hands

    Conference- CONFERENCE USA



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeLhek6HBOM

    The Steelers have a need for a future NT project. They have brought Linval Joseph in for a chat, but with the current speight of legal dramas hitting the football club, Chadman predicts there will be a renewed push for 'Character' Players. Troup is a high character player that fills a need. His measurables fit very nicely for a 3-4 NT.

    Pass rush: Bull rusher who often pushes his man (or a double-team when fresh) to collapse the pocket using leverage. Able to rip off blocks, punch and swim over the top, or even get under the arm of guards to pressure the quarterback if he hangs onto the ball too long. Limited burst; will provide some heat but not many sacks. Sits on many obvious passing situations.

    Run defense: Stands his ground against single and double blocks using his girth and strength, although he lacks the quickness to split the double. Can be violent with hands to free himself. Able to sift through trash inside to get to ballcarrier. Moves laterally while engaged to stay in the play. Needs improvement avoiding and recovering from cut blocks.

    Explosion: Quick and powerful off the snap, penetrating easily against man-up blocks. Good balance after initial contact, keeping pads low and moving forward. Loses steam coming off the ball throughout the game.

    Strength: Very strong player; prime nose tackle candidate. Uses a low center of gravity and thick upper body to gain leverage. Able to stack his man and disengage to chase the quarterback or wrap up ballcarriers.

    Tackling: Has length and upper-body strength to bring down most any player in his immediate area. Willing to chase down players but lacks burst to track them down from behind without help or consistently make tackles outside the box. Doesn't change directions easily, and can be eluded in space. Must keep his feet moving instead of relying on his strength to make arm tackles.

    Intangibles: Hard-working, unselfish leader with a quiet sensibility. Consistently gives good effort inside whether rushing the passer or stopping the run. No major character issues. Worked off 30 pound of weight during his career to gain stamina, although he still carries extra around his midsection.
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    Re: Could it be?

    ROUND 4

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    DEKODA WATSON OLB/ILB FLORIDA STATE
    6'1" 240lbs
    4.55 40-Yard
    24 Bench Reps
    40" Vertical
    11'02" Broad
    7.06 3-Cone
    32 3/4" Arm Length
    8 3/4" Hands

    Conference- ACC



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch-mmEV-CCM

    In a move designed to crack the minds of all the Lawrence Timmons haters, Tomlin adds another uber-athletic OLB/ILB from Florida St. Position flexibility, pure athletisism, speed...all things Tomlin seems to desire in his defenders. Chadman would love this pick...if it was to happen..

    Read & React: At least marginal key-and-diagnose skills. Can be fooled by effective play-action, but has the athleticism to recover quickly.

    Run defense: Good speed and agility to elude blockers in the open field and to close quickly on the ballcarrier. Attacks the line of scrimmage in run support. Dips his shoulder to effectively get underneath the blocker and slip past to make the play in the hole. Looks smaller than his listed size on film, especially in his lower body. Relies on his size and athleticism to elude blockers. Struggles breaking free of blocks once engaged.

    Pass defense: Gets good depth on his drops and shows a smooth backpedal for a linebacker. Can turn to change direction fluidly and stick with most tight ends in coverage. Too often allows tight ends off the line of scrimmage without an effective jam and doesn't appear to have the straight-line speed to consider the transition to defensive back. Appears to have soft hands and good awareness for coverage, but loses out at the critical moment against bigger tight ends and drops passes he shouldn't.

    Tackling: Breaks down well in space to make the secure open-field tackle. Secure wrapping up, but more of a catch tackler who shows only occasional pop.

    Pass Rush/Blitz: His greatest strength. Good timing for the blitz. Can explode upfield and instinctively "gets skinny" to slip through the gaps and into the backfield. Good balance, lateral agility and acceleration to change direction and close. Flashes an explosive pop to shove blockers away, but lacks the bulk or strength to disengage.

    Intangibles: Good special-team defender who times leaps nicely and has two career blocked kicks. Suspended for three games last season for his part in Florida State's academic scandal. Tough player willing to play through pain, but has been hampered with injuries throughout his career, further casting doubt as to whether he can hold up for a full NFL season as a linebacker. Underwent Tommy John surgery following the 2008 season, which kept him out of spring practices in '09.

    NFL Comparison: Michael Boulware
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    LEGARRETTE BLOUNT RB OREGON
    6'0" 240lbs
    4.70 40-Yard
    18 Bench Reps
    35" Vertical
    9'09" Broad
    6.85 3-Cone
    33 1/2" Arm Length
    10" Hands

    Conference- PAC 10



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il-18rW2muM

    The Steelers have shown some interest in Blount, who, if he's answered the questions about 'the punch' well enough, should be redeemed enough to be selected in the draft. Plenty of potential here, and would serve as Mendenhall's back-up & short yardage man. If Blount is gone, Charles Scott from LSU is an ideal fall-back plan.

    Inside: Tall back with H-back build. Oregon has an east-west running game, so most of his carries occur outside the tackles. Has the power to be an excellent inside runner. Lowers his shoulders to bowl over defenders, but must run with more lean near the line of scrimmage to be a short-yardage threat. Agile enough to pick through trash and accelerate out the other side.

    Outside: Very tough to bring down in the second or third level. Runs through and over smaller defenders in space. Lacks breakaway speed, but makes big gains with his long, fluid strides. A bit miscast in Oregon's horizontal running game. If an early hole doesn't appear on stretch plays, he is slow in his cutbacks and won't elude penetrating defenders.

    Breaking tackles: Too strong to be arm tackled. Excellent balance, leaping defenders trying to cut tackle him and keeps on going. Uses a strong stiff-arm against linebackers and safeties. Can stop and push aside oncoming tacklers, then start up again. Runs very upright, and will not avoid taking big hits.

    Blocking: A work in progress as a pass protector. Tentative when assisting linemen on a double-team block. Must be more consistent dropping his hips and using his long arms to keep defenders at bay, instead of throwing his shoulder. Doesn't keep his head on a swivel to prevent backside or late blitz pressure. Gives effort and can dominate corners downfield, however, with his size and length.

    Receiving: Only two catches in 2009 (for two yards), so receiving opportunities are few. Goes out on swing passes, but runs few other routes. Could be a big factor on the edge with his ability to avoid and run over defenders on the outside.

    Intangibles: Substantial character concerns that will cause many teams to remove him from their board entirely. To his credit, earned back his spot on the active roster by fulfilling the requirements as set forth by Oregon head coach Chip Kelly and Athletic Director Mike Belloti. Nicknamed "Biggie", needs to keep his weight under control to be an effective NFL back.

    NFL Comparison: Michael Bush, Raiders
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    Re: Could it be?

    Our 4th and 5th round pick would not get us anywhere close to the 70's.

    4.117 (62 pts.) + 5.151 (31 pts.) = 93 pts.

    The 4th pick in the 4th round (#102 overall) is worth 92 pts.

    That trade would only move us up 15 spots in the 4th round, not into early round 3. Sorry to burst your bubble.

    http://www.draftcountdown.com/features/Value-Chart.php

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    Re: Could it be?

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    CLIFTON GEATHERS DE SOUTH CAROLINA
    6'7" 299lbs
    4.98 40-Yard
    26 Bench Reps
    36" Vertical
    9'04" Broad
    7.69 3-Cone
    37 3/4" Arm Length
    11 1/8" Hands

    Conference- SEC



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0tbdcPVQvQ

    BIG man. REALLY BIG man. His career stats don't show up as much, but as a project 3-4 DE, his pure physical measurables should give him a chance to compete. Has been brought in to have a chat with the Steelers.

    Pass rush: Flashes a burst off the snap but appears to be guessing at the snap count and can be beat late. Shows a burst to close when he's given a lane, but unless he beats the offensive tackle with his initial burst, he lacks the sustained speed to collapse the pocket. Typically relies on a powerful bull rush to knock the tackle into the pocket. Flashes swim and rip moves, but doesn't use either often enough.

    Run defense: His best asset. Good size and strength to anchor and create a pile. Has enough lateral agility to slip outside and keep contain. Despite his long arms and good upper-body strength, is inconsistent to shed due to marginal hand placement. Marginal balance and lateral agility to handle quick ballcarriers. Can be evaded in relatively tight quarters. Inconsistent pursuit downfield. Lacks the balance to change direction and the straight-line speed to catch up.

    Explosion: Flashes an impressive burst off the snap for a player his size. Inconsistent. Lumbers downfield in pursuit, showing only average quickness and body control when changing direction. Heavy tackler but needs a lane to generate momentum for the big hit.

    Strength: Good strength at the point of attack. Anchors well against double-team blocking and can hold the point. Can push the pocket as a bull rusher. Can drag down ballcarriers as they run by due to his long arms and good upper-body strength.

    Tackling: Marginal balance and struggles to break down to tackle in the open field. At his most productive when slipping off blocks and using his wingspan to grab the ballcarrier coming through the line. Flashes some pop as a hitter when he gets an open lane to generate momentum.

    Intangibles: Great bloodlines. Brother is current Cincinnati Bengals DE Robert Geathers, Jr. and both his father, Robert Sr., and uncle, Jumpy, played in the NFL. Arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and public drunkenness Aug. 23 outside of a local nightclub. Sustained a cracked right orbital bone the night he was arrested. Was suspended for the first game of the season after arrest.
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    Re: Could it be?

    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher
    Our 4th and 5th round pick would not get us anywhere close to the 70's.

    4.117 (62 pts.) + 5.151 (31 pts.) = 93 pts.

    The 4th pick in the 4th round (#102 overall) is worth 92 pts.

    That trade would only move us up 15 spots in the 4th round, not into early round 3. Sorry to burst your bubble.

    http://www.draftcountdown.com/features/Value-Chart.php
    Ammended to suit your info...party pooper..
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